Akron, OH (June 11, 2013) – The third annual Andrea Rose Teodosio Memorial Run, Il Palio Del Drappo Verde e Rosso, will take place Saturday, July 13, 2013, beginning at 8 a.m. at Lock 3 Park in downtown Akron. In addition to the race, the event will feature a one mile run/walk and a Kids’ Fun Run, which begins at 9 a.m.
Quickly growing into one of the largest 5K races in downtown Akron, Il Palio Del Drappo Verde e Rosso is expected to attract more than 800 runners and walkers and to raise more than $35,000 to benefit the Andrea Rose Teodosio Foundation. The Foundation assists the underprivileged and elderly, addresses environmental issues and promotes community service and education in Akron and surrounding areas.
“The Foundation works diligently to demonstrate the values Andrea held close to her heart,” said Carol Peter, event organizer. “Through this race, we ensure Andrea’s desire to compassionately care for others lives on.”
Andrea Rose Teodosio, daughter of Judges Tom and Linda Teodosio, died in a skiing accident in 2011.
The Andrea Rose Teodosio Foundation hosts numerous events and programs including “The A. Rose Project,” which provides gently-worn formal dresses to girls in need who desire to attend their prom or homecoming, college scholarships and the “Easy to be Green” program that provides raised gardens to nursing homes and adult day centers.
Registration for Il Palio Del Drappo Verde e Rosso is $20 if registered by July 1, 2013, and $25 thereafter. Registration includes racing fees, chip timing, a commemorative t-shirt and a goody bag.
Pre-packet pick-up will be held on Friday, July 12, 2013 from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the Andrea Rose Teodosio booth at Lock 3 Park. The 5K course is ideal for everyone, from competitive runners to those who simply enjoy walking in a beautiful setting. The course is on a level path along Main Street and the Towpath. Participants can register in advance at AndreaRose.org or in-person on the day of the race at the check-in table from 7:00 a.m. until 7:45 a.m.